Many Americans are worried right now over what may happen if they can’t pay their mortgage or rent because they are out of work due to strict coronavirus precautions.
While Congress works on stimulus packages and relief for Americans, Breitbart is reporting that President Trump has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to halt all foreclosures and evictions through April.
Help is on the way
During the Wednesday press conference, President Trump also announced a significant stimulus package, as well as plans to send money out to Americans that need it most.
Early speculation is that adults under a certain income threshold will receive $1,000, plus $500 per child. The household limit for the “free” money will be $3,000.
If the crisis is extended, the administration is considering sending out a second payment in about six weeks. This money is meant to be used to pay bills and buy food while the other stimulus package kicks in.
In the meantime, homeowners and renters would not have to deal with the stress of being evicted if they are unable to pay their bills due to circumstances outside of their control.
President Trump continues to use the narrative that we are at war to elicit support from both sides of the aisle, and it seems to be working. With each passing day, Democrats have less and less to attack Trump with in regard to his coronavirus response.
Even Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) sent out tweets offering her support for the measures being taken by the White House right now.
Politics aside, this is incredible and the right response in this critical time. 👏🏽 https://t.co/MUzGkAxNaO
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 19, 2020
It has gotten to the point that Democrats have run out of things to attack Trump on, but there are still a few outliers who continue to push the already debunked narrative that Trump has been slow to react.
For instance, in an effort to have Trump invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) wrote: “While the administration’s response has so far lacked the urgency this crisis has called for, there are still steps you can take to mitigate the damage… Invoking the powers vested in the DPA will enable the federal government to step up and take the type of aggressive steps needed in this time of uncertainty.”
Trump has already activated the legislation, but he stated during his Thursday press conference he would only actually set it in motion if absolutely necessary.